508 Park Avenue

Dallas, Texas

In June 2011, The Stewpot/Community Ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas completed the purchase of 508 Park Avenue, Dallas, and the adjoining properties on either side. 508 Park has received national and international attention because of its unique history as one of only two locations where the legendary blues musician Robert Johnson recorded. As a rare Dallas example of Zigzag Moderne, 508 Park also has great architectural significance; it was designed by the New Orleans firm that designed the Louisiana State Capitol.

First Presbyterian Church plans to restore and revitalize 508 Park Avenue, into active, habitable space. Program elements in the restored building will include a museum of street culture, classrooms, offices for church programs and community partners, painting & ceramics studios and gallery, a recording studio, a multi-use event space with roof terrace. An outdoor amphitheater will provide a new downtown performance venue.